Because Principal Laura Koehler wanted to build the community between Grapevine Middle School’s STEM program and the remainder of the campus, the school commenced its first annual ‘Hero Con’ where students make posters using elements from each of their classes and apply them to everyday heroes.
“We basically kind of took the premise of Comic Con and we came up with Hero Con,” Koehler said. “A lot of the kids have been dressing up and are very excited about it, but our STEM students are the ones that put in the work for the different projects that you’re going to see.”
Most posters are divided into four parts with specific research done in the students’ core classes including Math, Social Studies, Science and ELA (English Language Arts).
“We planned it all out by choosing what careers we were going to use then we had to build up with research and stuff like that,” sixth grader Ellen Kisselburg said. “In science, it was a space career, ELA was a short story, Math an infographic about a career related to math, and in Social Studies it was an Ancient Egyptian Career.”
Students had the opportunity to choose an important American figure, such as someone impactful within their community, who interested them to conduct research on that which is displayed on their posters. To read the entire story on HeroCon, click here.